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PRIDE nominated by London Critics’ Circle as Best British Film -
17 December 2014
The critically acclaimed PRIDE, a heart-warming British comedy based on a remarkable true story, has not only won three British Independent Film Awards for Best Film, Best Supporting Actor (Andrew Scott) and Best Supporting Actress (Imelda Staunton), but has also been nominated by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for a Golden Globe as Best Film (Comedy/Musical) and yesterday by the London Critics Circle as Best British Film.
 
With respect to the Golden Globe nomination, The Los Angeles Times commented: “[PRIDE] pushed aside higher profile titles with bigger stars…it combines the exuberance of BILLY ELIOTT with the social conscience of MILK”. 
 
And Variety commented “The Golden Globe nomination for PRIDE is similar to the tale it depicts: unlikely but true. It was barely on the radar for many awards pundits, but audiences have loved it since it debuted at Cannes.”
 
Matthew Warchus, the director of PRIDE (who has just taken over from Kevin Spacey at the Old Vic Theatre) stated: “In over 25 years of directing, I've never seen anything which has generated such an enormous and emotional audience reaction as PRIDE. It is wonderful to think that this awards recognition will motivate more people around the world to seek out the film and experience this extraordinary, life-affirming true story.”
  
Pride is set in the summer of 1984 – Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners. But there is a problem. The Union seems embarrassed to receive their support.
 
But the activists are not deterred. They decide to ignore the Union and go direct to the miners. They identify a mining village in deepest Wales and set off in a mini bus to make their donation in person. And so begins the extraordinary story of two seemingly alien communities who form a surprising and ultimately triumphant partnership.
 
Directed by the Tony Award winning theatre director Matthew Warchus (‘Matilda: The Musical’, ‘God of Carnage’), the screenplay is written by Stephen Beresford whose debut stage play, ‘The Last of the Haussmans’ (starring Julie Walters), was a critical and commercial hit at the National Theatre in 2012.
 
Produced by David Livingstone for Calamity Films and Executive Produced by Pathé’s Cameron McCracken, BBC Films’ Christine Langan and Ingenious’ James Clayton, with Natascha Wharton as lead executive for the BFI Film Fund, the film was developed by Pathé and Calamity Films and co-financed by Pathé, Proud Films, BBC Films and the BFI. 
 
 For further information please contact:
 
Sophie Glover
Head of Publicity, Pathe UK
020 7462 4415


Pathé announces 6 February 2015 release date for SELMA -
15 October 2014

SELMA, the story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic struggle to secure voting rights for African-Americans, will open in cinemas on 6 February next year. 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of this pivotal moment in the US Civil Rights Movement.

 

SELMA stars British actor David Oyelowo (Middle of Nowhere, The Butler, A Most Violent Year) as Martin Luther King Jr. and is directed by Ava DuVernay (Middle of Nowhere).

 

The film tracks a dangerous and terrifying three month campaign led by Martin Luther King Jr. which culminated in the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. The campaign galvanized American public opinion and persuaded President Johnson to introduce the Voting Rights Act, protecting African-Americans’ right to vote.

 

The supporting cast of SELMA includes Tom Wilkinson (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Michael Clayton) as President Lyndon B. Johnson; Carmen Ejogo (Alex Cross, Ride And Glory) as Coretta King; Tim Roth (Arbitrage, The Incredible Hulk) as Governor George Wallace; and Oprah Winfrey as Annie Lee Cooper.

 

SELMA’s screenplay was written by Paul Webb (Four Nights in Knaresborough). The film is produced by Oprah Winfrey (The Hundred-Foot Journey, Beloved) through Harpo Films;  Christian Colson through Cloud Eight Films (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire); and Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner for Plan B (12 Years A Slave).  Ava DuVernay, Paul Garnes, Cameron McCracken (for Pathé) and Nan Morales are executive producers. The behind-the-scenes creative team includes cinematographer Bradford Young (Mother of George, Middle of Nowhere), production designer Mark Friedberg (Noah, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Mildred Pierce), and costume designer Ruth E. Carter (Amistad, Malcolm X).

 

The film was shot in Atlanta, Georgia, and in Montgomery and Selma, Alabama.

 

Release date:    6 February 2015

Running time:    tbc

Certificate:          tbc

Photography coming soon to:  www.image.net

Nb. Images available now on request as below

 

For further press information and screenings please contact:
Premier

Annabel Hutton/Nicki Foster

Tel: 020 7292 8330

firstname.surname@premiercomms.com

 

For Online press enquiries please contact:

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Tel: 020 7292 6322

DavidCummins@feref.com

 



PARAMOUNT PICTURES AND PATHÉ ANNOUNCE THE START OF PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY ON “SELMA” -
02 June 2014

 

PARAMOUNT PICTURES AND PATHÉ ANNOUNCE THE START OF PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY ON “SELMA”

 

HOLLYWOOD, CA (May 20, 2014) – Paramount Pictures and Pathé today announced that principal photography has commenced on “SELMA,” directed by Ava DuVernay (“MIDDLE OF NOWHERE.”) The film is shooting in Atlanta, Georgia, and Montgomery and Selma, Alabama.

 

The screenplay was written by Paul Webb (“Four Nights in Knaresborough”). Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner will produce through their Plan B banner (“WORLD WAR Z,” “12 YEARS A SLAVE”), with Christian Colson through his Cloud Eight Films (“127 HOURS,” “SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE”), and Oprah Winfrey (“THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY,” “BELOVED”) through her Harpo Films. Ava DuVernay, Paul Garnes, Cameron McCracken and Nan Morales are executive producing.

 

“This story will resonate deeply with not only those brave men and women who fought for voting rights alongside Dr. King, but also the countless millions of people who continue to fight against discrimination in voting today,” said Brad Grey, Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures. “This talented group of filmmakers, led by Brad Pitt and his team at Plan B, Oprah Winfrey and Christian Colson, and of course our director Ava DuVernay, are a formidable force to help bring this significant story to the big screen.”

 

“SELMA” is the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s historic struggle to secure voting rights for all people – a dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated with the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, and led to President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

 

Paramount is handling the film’s domestic distribution, Pathé will distribute in the UK and France and Pathé International will handle sales to the rest of the world.

 

The film stars David Oyelowo (“INTERSTELLAR,” “LEE DANIEL’S THE BUTLER”) as Martin Luther King Jr., Carmen Ejogo (“ALEX CROSS,” “PRIDE AND GLORY”) as Coretta Scott King, Tom Wilkinson (“THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL,” “MICHAEL CLAYTON”)as Lyndon Baines Johnson, Andre Holland (“42,” “1600 Penn”) as Andrew Young, Omar J. Dorsey (“DJANGO UNCHAINED,” “THE BLIND SIDE”) as James Orange, Tessa Thompson (“Heroes,” “Veronica Mars”) as Diane Nash, and Colman Domingo (“LEE DANIELS’ THE BUTLER,” “42”) as Ralph Abernathy.

 

The behind-the-scenes creative team includes cinematographer Bradford Young (“MOTHER OF GEORGE,” “MIDDLE OF NOWHERE”), production designer Mark Friedberg (“THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2,” “Mildred Pierce”), and costume designer Ruth E. Carter (“AMISTAD,” “MALCOLM X”).

 

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About Paramount Pictures Corporation

 
Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. Paramount controls a collection of some of the most powerful brands in filmed entertainment, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, ParamountVantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV Films, and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Home Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group.

 

About Pathé

 

Pathé is one of the leading European film production and distribution companies with offices in both Paris and London.  It is involved in all aspects of filmmaking, from development and production through to international sales and distribution. Films produced/distributed by Pathé range from THE QUEEN to SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE and from THE IRON LADY to PHILOMENA.  Pathé’s upcoming releases include Matthew Warchus’ PRIDE starring Bill Nighy and Imelda Staunton; and Sarah Gavron’s SUFFRAGETTE starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham-Carter, Brendan Gleeson and Meryl Streep.

 

Media Contact:

Paramount Pictures

Katie Martin Kelley

(323) 956-2821

kmk@paramount.com

 



SUFFRAGETTE starring Carey Mulligan shoots in London -
07 March 2014

SUFFRAGETTE

 STARRING CAREY MULLIGAN

SHOOTS IN LONDON

 

London, 7th March 2014

 

Pathé is delighted to announce that SUFFRAGETTE started principal photography on 24th February 2014.

 

Carey Mulligan stars alongside Helena Bonham-Carter, Brendan Gleeson, Anne-Marie Duff, Ben Whishaw and Meryl Streep.

 

Suffragette is directed by Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane), based on a script by Abi Morgan (Brick Lane, Shame, The Iron Lady), and produced by Ruby Film’s Faye Ward and Alison Owen (Brick Lane, Jane Eyre, Saving Mr Banks).   Executive Producers are Pathé’s Cameron McCracken and Film4’s Tessa Ross.  Chris Collins is the lead executive for the BFI Film Fund. 

 

SUFFRAGETTE is an intense drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State as they fought for the right to vote. These women were not primarily from the genteel educated classes, they were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing.  Radicalised and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality - their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives.  MAUD was one such foot soldier.  The story of her fight for dignity is as gripping and visceral as any thriller, it is also heart-breaking and inspirational. 

 

Sarah Gavron said: “No major film has ever dramatised the extraordinary fight of the Suffragettes for the right to vote.  It’s easy to forget that British women only gained that equal right in 1928.  And in some parts of the world that right is still denied.  That is why I am delighted to announce on the eve of International Women’s Day that our film has gone into production.” 

 

The film is produced by Ruby Film for Pathé, Film4 and the BFI in association with Redgill Productions and with the participation of Canal+ and Cine-Cinema.   

 

Pathé will distribute the film in the UK and France and is handling International Sales.

 

For further information contact:

UK Release - Sophie Glover, Head of Publicity, Pathé UK

Sophie.glover@pathe-uk.com / +44 20 7462 4415

 

Unit Publicist – Ian Thomson ian@mcainshconsulting.com / +44 (0)7909 685077

ABOUT PATHÉ

Pathé operates as a fully integrated studio and has a presence in France, the UK, the Netherlands and Switzerland.  It is involved in all aspects of filmmaking, from development and production through to international sales, distribution and exhibition.

 

Films produced/distributed by Pathé range from THE QUEEN to SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE and from THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY to THE IRON LADY and PHILOMENA.   Over the past 5 years Pathe’s productions have won 14 BAFTAs (58 nominations) and 12 Oscars (41 nominations).   

 

Upcoming releases include Matthew Warchus’ PRIDE (starring Bill Nighy and Imelda Staunton) and Denis Villeneuve’s ENEMY (starring Jake Gyllenhaal).  

 

Pathé International handles the international marketing and sales of Pathé’s own productions and also acquires third party films for worldwide representation.  As one of Europe’s leading sales agents, Pathé International has a significant presence at all major film markets and festivals. 

 

www.pathe.co.uk

Twitter @patheuk

 

 

ABOUT FILM4

Film4, headed by Tessa Ross, is Channel 4's feature film division. Film4 develops and co-finances films and is known for working with the most innovative talent in the UK, whether new or established.

Film4 has developed and co-financed many of the most successful UK films of recent years, Academy Award-winners such as Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire, Martin McDonagh’s In Bruges, Phyllida Lloyd’s The Iron Lady, and most recently Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave; critically-acclaimed award-winners such as Mike Leigh’s Another Year, Chris Morris’ Four Lions, Shane Meadows’ This is England, Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers and Clio Barnard’s The Selfish Giant; and the most successful British comedy at the UK box office, Ben Palmer’s The Inbetweeners Movie.

Film4’s upcoming slate includes Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin, Richard Ayoade’s The Double, David Mackenzie’s Starred Up, Lone Sherfig’s Posh, Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard’s 20,000 Days on Earth, Kevin Macdonald’s Black Sea, Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth, Debbie Tucker Green’s Second Coming, Mike Leigh’s Mr. Turner, Ken Loach’s Jimmy’s Hall, Sarah Gavron’s Suffragette, Alex Garland’s Ex Machina, Yann Demange’s ’71, Damon Beesley and Iain Morris’s The Inbetweeners Movie II and Anton Corbijn’s A Most Wanted Man.

For further information visit www.film4.com/productions

 

BFI FILM FUND
With over £26m to invest in 2013, the BFI Film Fund is the UK's largest public investor in film - supporting first-class film-making through development and production, to distribution and international sales.

 

Recent and upcoming films backed by the BFI Film Fund include Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years,  Yann Demange’s 71, Declan Lowney’s Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, Amma Asante’s Belle, Duane Hopkins’, Richard Bracewell’s Bill, Bypass, John Michael McDonagh’s Calvary, Daniel Wolfe’s Catch Me Daddy, James Griffiths’ Cuban Fury, Louise Osmond’s Dark Horse, Richard Ayoade’s The Double, Peter Strickland’s The Duke Of Burgundy, Joanna Hogg’s Exhibition, Carol Morley’s The Falling, Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, Destiny Ekaragha’s Gone Too Far, Kevin Macdonald’s How I Live Now, Beeban Kidron’s INREALLIFE, Ralph Fiennes’ The Invisible Woman, Ken Loach’s Jimmy’s Hall, Ruairi Robinson’s The Last Days On Mars, Roger Michell’s Le Week-End, Jon Wright’s Our Robot Overlords, Stephen Frears’ Philomena, Lone Scherfig’s Posh, Matthew Warchus’ Pride, John Maclean’s Slow West, Terence Davies’ Sunset Song, Dexter Fletcher’s Sunshine on Leith, James Kent’s Testament of Youth, Brian Hill’s Thomas Quick, Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin, Morgan Matthews’ X Plus Y. 

 

 

BFI
The BFI is the lead organisation for film in the UK with the ambition to create a flourishing film environment in which innovation, opportunity and creativity can thrive by:

  • Connecting audiences to the widest choice of British and World cinema
  • Preserving and restoring the most significant film collection in the world for
  • today and future generations
  • Investing in creative, distinctive and entertaining work
  • Promoting British film and talent to the world
  • Growing the next generation of film makers and audiences

www.bfi.org.uk

 

RUBY FILM & TELEVISION

Ruby Film & Television, headed by Academy® nominated Alison Owen and Faye Ward, is one of the UK’s leading independent production companies. Producing award winning and critically acclaimed films and television for over a decade, Ruby has maintained a reputation for producing high quality original work.

 

Ruby’s latest feature, Saving Mr Banks for Walt Disney Pictures, directed by John Lee Hancock (Blindside) and written by Kelly Marcel, stars Tom Hanks as Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as author P.L.Travers. The film tells the emotional and heartfelt journey behind the Making of Disney’s beloved classic Mary Poppins.

 

Most recent films include: Moira Buffini’s screen adaptation of Charlotte Brönte’s classic Jane Eyre directed by Cary Fukunaga (True Detective, Sin Nombre) starring Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender and Judi Dench, Stephen Frears’ Tamara Drewe (Official Selection Cannes Film Festival 2010 - Out of Competition) adapted by Moira Buffini from Posy Simmonds’ graphic novel. Other features include The Other Boleyn Girl starring Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson and Eric Bana, Toast Starring by Helena Bonham Carter, Five Minutes Of Heaven starring Liam Neeson and James Nesbit And Brick Lane directed by Sarah Gavron and written by Abi Morgan.

 

Recent Television credits include: Stephen Poliakoff’s Dancing On the Edge, a thrilling drama that follows the trials of a black Jazz Band in 1930s London, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthew Goode, John Goodman and for which Jacqueline Bisset won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress, Case Histories starring Jason Isaacs; Temple Grandin for HBO with lead Claire Danes, which went on to win a Golden Globe And 7 Emmy® awards; and BAFTA nominated Small Island written by Paula Milne which went on to win an International Emmy® for Best TV Movie/Mini‐Series.



Pathe's PHILOMENA & MANDELA receive 5 BAFTA Nominations -
08 January 2014

PATHE’S PHILOMENA & MANDELA RECEIVE 5 BAFTA NOMINATIONS

 

 

London, 8 January 2014

 

PHILOMENA and MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM today received 5 nominations for the 2014 British Academy of Film & Television Arts Awards.

 

PHILOMENA received 4 BAFTA nominations for Best Film, Best British Film, Best Actress (Judi Dench) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Steve Coogan & Jeff Pope).

 

PHILOMENA was released in the UK on 1 November 2013 and has grossed over £10.5 million at the UK and Ireland Box Office, making it the highest grossing independent British film of 2013.  The film has only just started its international roll out but has already achieved a global haul of US$45m with particularly strong results in the US, Australia and Italy.  PHILOMENA is also nominated for 3 x Golden Globe Awards: Best Motion Picture (Drama), Best Actress (Drama) and Best Screenplay; 5 x London Critics Circle Awards: British Film of the Year, Actress of the Year, British Actress of the Year, British Actor of the Year and Screenwriter of the Year; and 1 x Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actress.  The film won several awards at the 2013 Venice Film Festival including Best Screenplay. 

 

MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM received 1 BAFTA nomination for Outstanding British Film.

 

MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM was the Royal Film Performance on 5 December 2013 and was successfully launched in UK cinemas last Friday, 3rd January taking £1.5 million over its opening weekend.  The film is also nominated for 3 x Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor (Drama), Best Score and Best Song; and 2 x London Critics Circle Awards for Naomie Harris for Supporting Actress of the Year and British Actress of the Year.

 

  

For further information contact:

Sophie Glover, Head of Publicity, Pathé UK

Sophie.glover@pathe-uk.com / 020 7462 4415

 

 

ABOUT PATHÉ

Pathé operates as a fully integrated studio and has a presence in France, the UK, the Netherlands and Switzerland.  It is involved in all aspects of filmmaking, from development and production through to international sales, distribution and exhibition.

 

Films produced/distributed by Pathé range from THE QUEEN to SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE and from THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY to THE IRON LADY.  Pathe is currently in post-production on Matthew Warchus’ PRIDE (starring Bill Nighy and Imelda Staunton) and in pre-production on Sarah Gavron’s SUFFRAGETTE (starring Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter)

 

Pathé International handles the international marketing and sales of Pathé’s own productions and also acquires third party films for worldwide representation.  As one of Europe’s leading sales agents, Pathé International has a significant presence at all major film markets and festivals. 

 

www.pathe.co.uk

Twitter @patheuk

 



Pathe boards SUFFRAGETTE starring Carey Mulligan -
24 October 2013

PATHÉ BOARDS SUFFRAGETTE STARRING CAREY MULLIGAN

 

 London, 24th October 2013

 

Pathé is delighted to announce that it will partner with Film4 and the BFI on Ruby Film’s SUFFRAGETTE.  The film starts principal photography in February 2014.

 

BAFTA winning and Oscar nominated actress Carey Mulligan (An Education, Shame, Drive, The Great Gatsby) will play the lead role of MAUD.

 

SUFFRAGETTE was written by BAFTA and Emmy winning Abi Morgan (Brick Lane, Shame, The Iron Lady, The Invisible Woman) and will be directed by Sarah Gavron (This Little Life, Brick Lane).  The film will be produced by Faye Ward and Alison Owen (Brick Lane, Jane Eyre, Saving Mr Banks) and Executive Produced by Film4’s Katherine Butler and Pathé’s Cameron McCracken.  Chris Collins is lead executive for the BFI Film Fund.

 

 SUFFRAGETTE is a thrilling drama that tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State. These women were not primarily from the genteel educated classes, they were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing.  Radicalized and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality - their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives.  MAUD was one such foot soldier.  The story of her fight for dignity is as gripping and visceral as any thriller, it is also heart-breaking and inspirational. 

 

 

Pathé will distribute the film in the UK and France and will handle International Sales

 

  

For further information contact:

Sophie Glover, Head of Publicity, Pathé UK

Sophie.glover@pathe-uk.com / 020 7462 4415

 

   

ABOUT PATHÉ

Pathé operates as a fully integrated studio and has a presence in France, the UK, the Netherlands and Switzerland.  It is involved in all aspects of filmmaking, from development and production through to international sales, distribution and exhibition.

 

Films produced/distributed by Pathé range from THE QUEEN to SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE and from THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY to THE IRON LADY.  Upcoming releases include Stephen Frears’ PHILOMENA (starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan) and Justin Chadwick’s MANDELA (starring Idris Elba and Naomie Harris).

 

Pathé International handles the international marketing and sales of Pathé’s own productions and also acquires third party films for worldwide representation.  As one of Europe’s leading sales agents, Pathé International has a significant presence at all major film markets and festivals. 

 

www.pathe.co.uk

Twitter @patheuk

 

 

ABOUT FILM4

Film4, headed by Tessa Ross, is Channel 4 Television’s feature film division. Film4 develops and co-finances films and is known for working with the most innovative talent in the UK, whether new or established.

 

Film4 has developed and co-financed many of the most successful UK films of recent years, films like Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours, Martin McDonagh’s In Bruges, Steve McQueen’s Hunger and Shame, Mike Leigh’s Another Year, Chris Morris’ Four Lions, Joe Cornish’s Attack The Block, Lone Scherfig’s One Day, Paddy Considine’s Tyrannosaur, Phyllida Lloyd’s The Iron Lady and Ben Palmer’s The Inbetweeners Movie.

 

Recent releases include Roger Michell’s Le Week-End, Kevin Macdonald’s How I Live Now, Sophie Fiennes’s The Pervert’s Guide to Idelogy, Shane Meadows’ The Stone Roses: Made of Stone, Ben Wheatley’s A Field in England, Michael Winterbottom’s The Look of Love, Bart Layton’s The Imposter, Peter Strickland’s Berberian Sound Studio, Walter Salles’ On the Road, Martin McDonagh’s Seven Psychopaths and Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heights.

 

Upcoming releases include Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin, Richard Ayoade’s The Double, Clio Barnard’s The Selfish Giant, David Mackenzie’s Starred Up, Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, Debbie Tucker Green’s Second Coming, Mike Leigh’s Untitled Turner Project, Lone Sherfig’s Posh, Jimmy’s Hall from Ken Loach, and an adaptation of Le Carré’s A Most Wanted Man, directed by Anton Corbijn.

 

For further information visit www.film4.com/productions

 

BFI FILM FUND
With over £26m to invest in 2013, the BFI Film Fund is the UK's largest public investor in film - supporting first-class film-making through development and production, to distribution and international sales.

 

Recent and upcoming films backed by the BFI Film Fund include Yann Demange’s 71, Declan Lowney’s Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, Amma Asante’s Belle, Duane Hopkins’ Bypass, John Michael McDonagh’s Calvary, Daniel Wolfe’s Catch Me Daddy, James Griffiths’ Cuban Fury, Joanna Hogg’s Exhibition, Richard Ayoade’s The Double, Peter Strckland’s The Duke Of Burgundy, Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, Destiny Ekaragha’s Gone Too Far, Kevin Macdonald’s How I Live Now, Beeban Kidron’s INREALLIFE, Ralph Fiennes’ The Invisible Woman, Ruairi Robinson’s The Last Days On Mars, Roger Michell’s Le Week-End, Jon Wright’s Our Robot Overlords, Stephen Frears’ Philomena, Lone Scherfig’s Posh, Matthew Warchus’ Pride, Dexter Fletcher’s Sunshine on Leith, Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin, Morgan Matthews’ X Plus Y. 

 

BFI
The BFI is the lead organisation for film in the UK with the ambition to create a flourishing film environment in which innovation, opportunity and creativity can thrive by:

  • Connecting audiences to the widest choice of British and World cinema
  • Preserving and restoring the most significant film collection in the world for
  • today and future generations
  • Investing in creative, distinctive and entertaining work
  • Promoting British film and talent to the world
  • Growing the next generation of film makers and audiences


www.bfi.org.uk

 

 

RUBY FILMS

Ruby Film and Television, headed by Academy® nominated Alison Owen and Faye Ward, is one of the UK’s leading independent production companies. Producing award winning and critically acclaimed films and television for over a decade, Ruby has maintained a reputation for producing high quality original British work.

 

Ruby’s latest feature, Saving Mr Banks for Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lee Hancock (Blindside) and written by Kelly Marcel it stars Tom Hanks as Walt Disney and Emma Thompson as author P.L.Travers. The film tells the emotional and heartfelt journey behind the Making of Disney’s beloved classic Mary Poppins.

 

Most recent films include: Moira Buffini’s screen adaptation of Charlotte Brönte’s classic Jane Eyre directed by Cary Fukunaga (Sin Nombre) starring Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender and Judi Dench, Stephen Frears’ Tamara Drewe (Official Selection Cannes Film Festival 2010 - Out of Competition) adapted by Moira Buffini from Posy Simmonds’ graphic novel. Other features include The Other Boleyn Girl starring Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson and Eric Bana, Toast Starring by Helena Bonham Carter, Five Minutes Of Heaven starring Liam Neeson and James Nesbit And Brick Lane directed by Sarah Gavron and written by Abi Morgan.

 

Recent Television credits include: Stephen Poliakoff’s Dancing On the Edge, a thrilling drama that follows the trials of a black Jazz Band in 1930s London, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthew Goode, Jacqueline Bisset and John Goodman, Case Histories starring Jason Isaacs; Temple Grandin for HBO with lead Claire Danes, which went on to win a Golden Globe And 7 Emmy® awards; and BAFTA nominated Small Island written by Paula Milne which went on to win an International Emmy ® for Best TV Movie/Mini-°©‐Series.



SHOOT DATE SET FOR MATTHEW WARCHUS’ INSPIRATIONAL COMEDY “PRIDE” -
05 September 2013

London, 5th September 2013

 

Pathé, BBC Films, the BFI and Proud Films announced today that the Calamity Films production PRIDE will start principal photography on 7 October 2013. The film will shoot for 8 weeks in London and in Wales.

 

PRIDE will be directed by the Tony Award winning theatre director Matthew Warchus (Matilda: The Musical, God of Carnage).  The large ensemble cast will be led by Bill Nighy (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake) with the other roles played by a host of well-known British actors including Dominic West (300, The Wire), Paddy Considine (Dead Man’s Shoes) and Joseph Gilgun (This Is England) as well as relatively new faces such as Ben Schnetzer (The Book Thief, Posh) and George MacKay (How I Live Now, Sunshine On Leith).

 

The screenplay, based on a remarkable true story, has been written by Stephen Beresford, whose debut stage play, The Last of the Haussmans (starring Julie Walters), was a critical and commercial hit at the National Theatre in 2012.

 

It’s the summer of 1984 – Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike.  At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise money to support the families of the striking miners.  But there is a problem.  The Union seems embarrassed to receive their support.

 

But the activists are not deterred.  They decide to ignore the Union and go direct to the miners.  They identify a mining village in deepest Wales and set off in a mini bus to make their donation in person.  And so begins the extraordinary story of two seemingly alien communities who form a surprising and ultimately triumphant partnership.

 

Matthew Warchus said: “This was a script I just couldn't say no to. It made me laugh out loud, it surprised and delighted me at every turn, and it ultimately moved me to tears.  It’s a truly affirming and inspiring story, funny, honest and moving, and by the end of it you want to punch the air and cheer!”

 

The film is produced by David Livingstone for Calamity Films and Executive Produced by Pathé’s Cameron McCracken and BBC Films’ Christine Langan.  Natascha Wharton is lead executive for the BFI Film Fund.

 

The film was developed by Pathé and Calamity Films and is being co-financed by Pathé, Proud Films, BBC Films and the BFI. 

Pathé will distribute the film in the UK and France and will handle sales throughout the rest of the world. 

 

For further information contact:

Sophie Glover, Head of Publicity, Pathé UK

Sophie.glover@pathe-uk.com / 020 7462 4415

 

 

 

ABOUT PATHÉ

Pathé operates as a fully integrated studio and has a presence in France, the UK, the Netherlands and Switzerland.  It is involved in all aspects of filmmaking, from development and production through to international sales, distribution and exhibition.

 

Films produced/distributed by Pathé range from THE QUEEN to SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE and from THE DIVING BELL AND THE BUTTERFLY to THE IRON LADY.  Upcoming releases include Stephen Frears’ PHILOMENA (starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan) and Justin Chadwick’s MANDELA (starring Idris Elba and Naomie Harris).

 

Pathé International handles the international marketing and sales of Pathé’s own productions and also acquires third party films for worldwide representation.  As one of Europe’s leading sales agents, Pathé International has a significant presence at all major film markets and festivals. 

 

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Twitter @patheuk

 

 

ABOUT BBC FILMS

 

BBC Films is at the forefront of independent filmmaking in the UK, developing and co-producing around eight films a year. Christine Langan is the Head of BBC Films.

 

Recent releases include no.1 hit comedy Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa from director Declan Lowney, Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut and Golden Globe nominated Quartet, Rufus Norris’s BIFA award-winning directorial debut Broken, and Mat Whitecross’s Spike Island. Steve Coogan stars opposite Judi Dench in Stephen Frears’ forthcoming Philomena and rounding off the year is director John Lee Hancock’s Saving Mr. Banks starring Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson. Early 2014 will see the release of The Invisible Woman, starring Felicity Jones and Ralph Fiennes, who also directs.

 

BBC Films has an impressive back catalogue, which includes titles such as Simon Curtis’s Academy Award® nominated My Week with Marilyn; Lynne Ramsay’s intense thriller We Need to Talk About Kevin; Lasse Hallström’s Golden Globe nominated romantic comedy Salmon Fishing in the Yemen; Cary Fukunaga’s gothic romance Jane Eyre; Nigel Cole’s compelling true-life drama Made in Dagenham; Lone Scherfig’s Academy Award® nominated and BAFTA award-winning An Education; Armando Iannucci’s Academy Award® and BAFTA award-nominated In the Loop; Jane Campion’s Academy Award® nominated Bright Star; and Andrea Arnold’s BAFTA award-winning Fish Tank.

 

bbc.co.uk/bbcfilms

Twitter @BBCFilms

pinterest.co.uk/BBCFilms

 

ABOUT BFI FILM FUND

Pride is backed by the BFI Film Fund. With £26m to invest in 2013, the BFI Film Fund is the UK's largest public investor in film - supporting first-class film-making through development and production, to distribution and international sales.

 

Recent and upcoming films backed by the BFI Film Fund include Yann Demange’s 71, Declan Lowney’s Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, Amma Asante’s Belle, Duane Hopkins’ Bypass, John Michael McDonagh’s Calvary, Daniel Wolfe’s Catch Me Daddy, James Griffiths’ Cuban Fury, Joanna Hogg’s Exhibition, Richard Ayoade’s The Double, Peter Strckland’s The Duke Of Burgundy, Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, Destiny Ekaragha’s Gone Too Far, Kevin Macdonald’s How I Live Now, Beeban Kidron’s INREALLIFE, Ralph Fiennes’ The Invisible Woman, Ruairi Robinson’s The Last Days On Mars, Roger Michell’s Le Week-End, Jon Wright’s Our Robot Overlords, Stephen Frears’ Philomena, Lone Scherfig’s Posh, Dexter Fletcher’s Sunshine on Leith, Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin, Morgan Matthews’ X Plus Y

 

BFI
The BFI is the lead organisation for film in the UK with the ambition to create a flourishing film environment in which innovation, opportunity and creativity can thrive by:

  • Connecting audiences to the widest choice of British and World cinema
  • Preserving and restoring the most significant film collection in the world for
  • today and future generations
  • Investing in creative, distinctive and entertaining work
  • Promoting British film and talent to the world
  • Growing the next generation of film makers and audiences


www.bfi.org.uk

 

 

ABOUT CALAMITY FILMS

Calamity Films is headed by producer David Livingstone.
David was previously Worldwide Head of Marketing and Distribution for Working Title Films.
Pride is Calamity's first feature film.




DANNY BOYLE'S TRANCE TO OPEN IN THE UK 27 MARCH -
03 January 2013
 
TRANCE
A FILM BY DANNY BOYLE
 
STARRING JAMES MCAVOY, VINCENT CASSEL & ROSARIO DAWSON
 
TO OPEN IN THE UK ON 27 MARCH 2013   
 
London, 3 January 2013 - Pathé and Twentieth Century Fox announce today that Danny Boyle’s new film TRANCE will be released in the UK on Wednesday 27 March 2013.
Following the spectacular London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony, Academy Award® winning director Danny Boyle returns to the big screen with this psychological thriller about a fine art auctioneer, mixed up with a criminal gang, who join forces with a hypnotherapist to recover a lost painting. TRANCE stars James McAvoy (Atonement, X-Men First Class), Vincent Cassel (Black Swan, Mesrine) and Rosario Dawson (Seven Pounds, Sin City).
 Boyle said: “After a mad summer with London 2012, it's great to get back to the day job; treachery and intrigue on the screen rather than behind-the-scenes!  I wanted to do something different, mix things up a bit, and I think TRANCE does that - it's a twisting psychological thriller and I hope an entertaining ride that people will enjoy watching and arguing about afterwards!”
 The film re-unites Boyle with many of his frequent collaborators including screenwriter John Hodge (Trainspotting, Shallow Grave) and Underworld’s Rick Smith who has composed the original score.
 TRANCE is aPathé, Fox Searchlight Pictures and Film4 presentation of a Cloud Eight/Decibel Films production.  The film is produced by Christian Colson (Slumdog Millionaire).  Executive Producers are Bernard Bellew, Francois Ivernel, Cameron McCracken,Tessa Ross, Steven Rales and Mark Roybal
 Images: www.image.net
 For further information, please contact:
Sophie Glover, Head of Publicity, Pathé UK
Tel: + 44 20 7462 4415


STEPHEN FREARS' "PHILOMENA" STARRING DAME JUDI DENCH AND STEVE COOGAN SETS SHOOT DATE -
28 September 2012

London, 28 September 2012

 

Pathe, BBC Films and the BFI announced today that the Baby Cow/Magnolia Mae production PHILOMENA will start principal photography on 29 October 2012.

 

The feature film will be directed by Stephen Frears (Dangerous Liaisons, High Fidelity, The Queen) and star Dame Judi Dench (Iris, Notes on a Scandal, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) as PHILOMENA and Steve Coogan (24 Hour Party People, The Trip, What Maisie Knew) as MARTIN. 

 

The film is produced by Gabrielle Tana, Steve Coogan and Tracey Seaward and Executive Produced by Baby Cow’s Henry Normal, BBC Films’ Christine Langan, Pathé’s Francois Ivernel and Cameron McCracken and Magnolia Mae Films' Carolyn Marks Blackwood.  Natascha Wharton will oversee the film for the BFI Film Fund.  It is based on a screenplay written by Coogan and Jeff Pope (Pierrepoint) in turn based on the book entitled The Lost Child of Philomena Lee by Martin Sixsmith.

PHILOMENA is the true story of one mother’s search for her lost son.

Falling pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to the convent of Roscrea to be looked after as a “fallen woman”.  When her baby was only a toddler, he was whisked away by the nuns to America for adoption. Philomena spent the next fifty years searching for him in vain.

Then she met Martin Sixsmith, a world-weary journalist as cynical as Philomena was trusting. Together they set off for America on a journey that would not only reveal the extraordinary story of Philomena’s son, but also the powerful bond that grew up between Philomena and Martin – a surprising relationship that was both profoundly moving and very funny.

The film is a bitter-sweet comedy, a compelling narrative of human love and loss, and a heart-breaking story that ultimately celebrates life. 

Steve Coogan, said: “The film is a comic tragedy or a tragic comedy. It's about two very different people, at different stages of their lives, who help each other and show that there is laughter even in the darkest places.”

 

The 8 week shoot will take place in London, Northern Ireland and Washington DC.

 

The film was developed with the support of BBC Films and is being financed by BBC Films, the BFI and Pathé.  Pathé will distribute the film in the UK and France and will handle sales throughout the rest of the world. 

 

For further information contact:

Sophie Glover, Head of Publicity, Pathé UK

Sophie.glover@pathe-uk.com / 07917 045875

 

 

 

 

ABOUT PATHÉ

Pathé has had a major presence within the UK film industry for over 15 years, operating as a fully integrated studio.  It is involved in all aspects of filmmaking, from development and production through to international sales and distribution.

 

Films produced/distributed by Pathé UK range from THE QUEEN to SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE.  Pathé UK's most recent releases were Phyllida Lloyd’s THE IRON LADY starring Meryl Streep and Pedro Almodovar's THE SKIN I LIVE IN.

 

Pathé International handles the international marketing and sales of Pathé’s own productions and actively acquires third party films for worldwide representation.  As one of Europe’s leading sales agents, Pathé International has a significant presence at all major film markets and festivals. 

 

www.pathe.co.uk

Twitter @patheuk

 

ABOUT BBC FILMS

 BBC Films is the feature filmmaking arm of the BBC. It aims to make strong British films with range and ambition, bringing the best of British talent to audiences. BBC Films is firmly established at the forefront of British independent filmmaking and co-produces around eight films a year,

working in partnership with major international and UK distributors.  Christine Langan Is the Head of BBC Films, responsible for the development and production slate, strategy and business operations.

 

Recent releases include Fernando Meirelles’ stylish and contemporary drama 360, James Marsh’s heart-wrenching thriller Shadow Dancer, Julien Temple’s London ­ The Modern Babylon, Lasse Hallström’s romantic comedy Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Max and Dania’s kinetic 3D film StreetDance 2, Ralph Fiennes’ contemporary Shakespeare adaptation Coriolanus, Simon Curtis’ comedy drama My Week with Marilyn, Nick Murphy’s supernatural mystery The Awakening, Lynne Ramsay’s adaptation of the Winner for the Orange Prize for Fiction We Need to Talk About

Kevin, David Mackenzie’s romantic thriller Perfect Sense, Cary Fukunaga’s modern retelling of Jane Eyre, James Marsh’s moving documentary Project Nim, and Ol Parker’s teen romance Now is Good.

 

Forthcoming films include Sally Potter’s reflection on troubled friendship Ginger and Rosa from 19 October, Mike Newell’s sumptuous Dickens classic Great Expectations in cinemas 30 November and Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut, the wickedly comic Quartet, which will be in cinemas 4 January 2013. Last but not least, Alan Partridge the Movie has a release set for 16 August 2013.

 

BBC Films has an impressive back catalogue, which includes titles such as Nigel Cole’s Made in Dagenham, Lone Scherfig’s Academy Award® nominated and BAFTA award-winning An Education; Armando Iannucci’s Academy Award® and BAFTA award-nominated In the Loop; Jane Campion’s Academy Award® nominated Bright Star; and Andrea Arnold’s BAFTA award-winning Fish Tank.

 

bbc.co.uk/bbcfilms

Twitter @BBCFilms

 

 

ABOUT BFI FILM FUND

The BFI Film Fund champions creative excellence and boldness of vision, supporting filmmakers at every step of their journey to create distinctive and entertaining films.

 

Working with writers, directors and producers, from first time filmmakers to established, world class talent; BFI Film Fund invests Lottery funding in the development, production and completion of short and long form projects.

 

Films supported by BFI Film Fund include Phyllida Lloyd's Academy Award® winning The Iron Lady; James Watkins’ box office hit The Woman in Black; Steve McQueen's BAFTA nominated Shame; Lynne Ramsay's We Need To Talk About Kevin; Carol Morley’s Dreams of a Life; Andrea Arnold's Wuthering Heights; and Paddy Considine’s BAFTA award-winning Tyrannosaur.  

 

Recent productions include: Ken Loach’s The Angels’ Share (which screened In Competition at Cannes 2012 and won the 2012 Jury Prize), Rufus Norris’ Broken (which opened Critics’ Week at Cannes 2012), Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers (which screened in the Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes 2012), Nick Murphy’s Blood, Neil Jordan’s Byzantium, James Griffiths’ Cuban Fury, Richard Ayoade’s The Double, Mike Newell’s Great Expectations, Kevin Macdonald’s How I Live Now, Ralph Fiennes’ The Invisible Woman, Ruairi Robinson’s The Last Days on Mars, Omid Nooshin’s Last Passenger, Julien Temple’s LONDON – The Modern Babylon, Sophie Fiennes’ The Pervert’s Guide To Ideology, Martin McDonagh’s Seven Psychopaths, Scott Graham’s Shell, Mat Whitecross’ Spike Island, Ken Loach’s Spirit of ’45, Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin and Eran Creevy’s Welcome To The Punch. 

 

BFI

The BFI is the lead body for film in the UK with the ambition to create a flourishing film environment in which innovation, opportunity and creativity can thrive by:

  • Connecting audiences to the widest choice of British and World cinema
  • Preserving and restoring the most significant film collection in the world for
  • today and future generations
  • Investing in creative, distinctive and entertaining work
  • Promoting British film and talent to the world
  • Growing the next generation of film makers and audiences

 

www.bfi.org.uk

 



MÉLANIE LAURENT, SARAH GADON AND ISABELLA ROSSELLINI JOIN JAKE GYLLENHAAL IN CAST OF AN ENEMY -
20 June 2012

AN ENEMY is a gripping psychological thriller.

 

Gyllenhaal plays Adam, a history teacher quietly living with his girlfriend Marie. He discovers a physically identical man, an actor called Anthony, living nearby with his pregnant wife, Helen.

 

Adam stalks his double, intending to observe from a distance, but soon the couples’ lives become intertwined, precipitating a lethal battle in which only one couple can survive.

 

Behind this simple narrative lurks something far more complex. Villeneuve has described the film as “an existential erotic thriller”, effectively exploring the subconscious of a man who wants to leave his mistress and go back to his pregnant wife, but who must first confront and defeat his worst enemy: himself.

 

AN ENEMY is written by Javier Gullón and adapted from the novel "The Double" by Nobel Laureate José Saramago.

 

It is produced by Niv Fichman and Miguel Faura, and co-produced by Luc Déry, Kim McCraw and Sari Friedland. The film will be released by Pathé in France and the UK and by Alliance Films in Canada. Pathé International is acting as sales agent throughout the rest of the world with the exception of the US where the film is represented by WME. 

 

Niv Fichman, founding partner of Rhombus Media, said: “If ever there was a dream team assembled to make a movie, this is it. From a stellar cast to the greatest production team, led by one of the world's most intriguing directors. And we're all thrilled to be working with Pathé, whose consistent guidance and support followed Denis' vision at every step.”

 

Cameron McCracken, MD of Pathé UK, said: “At first sight, Javier’s brilliant script is a straight thriller. But as he starts peeling back the layers, it becomes a far more sophisticated, thought-provoking entertainment. Niv’s choice of Denis to master this material is inspired – we look forward to a great partnership”.

 

 

 

 

 

 



MANDELA’S LONG WALK TO FREEDOM FINALLY TO HIT THE BIG SCREEN -
20 June 2012

The epic motion picture will span Mandela’s extraordinary life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected President of South Africa.  It is a thrilling and ultimately joyous story of a good man triumphing against all odds.

 

Based on a screenplay by Bill Nicholson (Sarafina!, Gladiator, Les Miserables), the film will be directed by Justin Chadwick (The Other Boleyn Girl, The First Grader) and stars Golden-Globe winner, Idris Elba (The Wire, Luther, Prometheus), in the role of Nelson Mandela and Naomie Harris (Skyfall, 28 Days Later, The First Grader) as Winnie Mandela. 

 

The film rights were acquired by South African producer, Anant Singh, fifteen years ago when - in the face of fierce competition from US Studios - Mandela entrusted him with his lifestory.  The stars have finally aligned and the film has come together with the full support and endorsement of Mr Mandela, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory.

 

The 15 week shoot will take place where the drama originally unfolded, taking in the Eastern Cape, Western Cape, Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal, as well as the infamous Robben Island, Pollsmoor and Victor Verster prisons where Mandela was incarcerated for 27 years.

 

Singh will produce the film with Sarafina! co-producer, David Thompson.

 

Pathé has acquired the distribution rights in the UK and France and will handle sales throughout the rest of the world excluding North America and Africa. 

 

Cameron McCracken, Managing Director of Pathé UK, said: “I have been aware of Anant’s obsession with this project for the past 15 years - it reminded me of Richard Attenborough’s 20 year struggle to get GANDHI made – I can think of nothing more satisfying than finally to be part of Anant’s dream becoming a reality.  The life of Nelson Mandela deserves to be celebrated on the biggest of screens in the biggest of multiplexes!” 

 

Anant Singh, CEO of Distant Horizon said: “We are delighted finally to be in pre-production on LONG WALK TO FREEDOM.  It will be the largest South African production ever mounted and will provide an opportunity for thousands of South Africans to participate in the making of the film, including the best of South Africa’s acting talent. It has taken many years to find the right actor, however Idris is perfectly cast to play Nelson Mandela – he has the passion, the star power, the African upbringing and, of course, the height!  We are thrilled that Idris’s brilliant performance is going to be brought to the public by our friends at Pathé, who have steered such global successes as The QueenSlumdog Millionaire and The Iron Lady.”

 

Pathé has had a major presence within the UK film industry for over 15 years, operating as a fully integrated studio.  It is involved in all aspects of filmmaking, from development and production through to international sales and distribution.

 

Films produced/distributed by Pathé UK range from THE QUEEN to SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE.  Pathé UK's most recent releases were Phyllida Lloyd’s THE IRON LADY starring Meryl Streep and Pedro Almodovar's THE SKIN I LIVE IN.

 

Pathé International handles the international marketing and sales of Pathé’s own productions and actively acquires third party films for worldwide representation.  As one of Europe’s leading sales agents, Pathé International has a significant presence at all major film markets and festivals. 

 



The Iron Lady is now available to buy on Blu-Ray and DVD -
20 June 2012



THE WELL-DIGGER’S DAUGHTER - A film by Daniel Auteuil -
05 October 2011

THE WELL-DIGGER’S DAUGHTER sees acclaimed actor Daniel Auteuil (Hidden, A Heart in Winter, La Reine Margot) return to Marcel Pagnol’s work following his starring roles in the hugely successful film adaptations of the author’s books: Jean De Florette and Manon des Sources. Auteuil makes his directorial debut with THE WELL-DIGGER’S DAUGHTER, he also adapted Pagnol’s novel for the screen and stars as Pascal Amoretti, the well-digger. The film also stars Kad Merad (The Chorus), Sabine Azema (Smoking/No Smoking), Nicolas Duvauchelle (White Material, Beau Travail) and Astrid Bergès-Frisbey (Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) as the title character. The film is produced by Alain Sarde and Jérôme Seydoux and features an original score by Alexandre Desplat (The Queen, The King’s Speech, The Tree of Life).

THE WELL-DIGGER’S DAUGHTER will have its UK Premiere, attended by Daniel Auteuil, at the Ciné Lumière as part of the French Film Festival UK on 11 November 2011. The film will be released exclusively in London at the Ciné Lumière on 9 December 2011 and in selected across the UK.

Provence, 1914. As she cuts across the fields to take her father his lunch, Patricia Amoretti meets Jacques Mazel. She is eighteen, he is twenty-six. She is pretty, with the fine manners of a young lady; he is a fighter pilot and a handsome young man. A full moon will do the rest on their second meeting. There won’t be a third rendezvous: Jacques is sent to the Front. Patricia finds herself pregnant. The boy’s rich parents accuse her of blackmail. Patricia and her father, the well-digger, will alone have the joy of welcoming her child. A joy that the Mazels will soon envy and seek to share when Jacques goes missing in action…

UK Premiere with special thanks to UniFrance.

Release date: 9 December 2011

Certificate: TBC

Running time: 107 minutes

Images: www.image.net

For further information, please contact:

Sophie Glover

Tel: + 44 20 7462 4415 / Sophie.glover@pathe-uk.com



Pathé announces UK release date of 6 January, 2012 for THE IRON LADY -
06 September 2011

The film stars Academy Award-winners Meryl Streep as Lady Thatcher and Jim Broadbent as Denis Thatcher.  Their young selves are played by Alexandra Roach and Harry Lloyd.   The rest of the cast of family and friends, politicians and advisers, is made up of the very best of British acting talent, including: Olivia Colman, Anthony Head, Richard E Grant, Iain Glen, Susan Brown, Nicholas Farrell, Roger Allam and Michael Pennington.

 

The film is written by award-winning writer Abi Morgan (The Hour, Sex Traffic, Brick Lane, White Girl), directed by Phyllida Lloyd CBE (Mamma Mia) and produced by Damian Jones (The History Boys, Adulthood). It is executive produced by Francois Ivernel and Cameron McCracken for Pathé, by Tessa Ross for Film4 and by Adam Kulick for Goldcrest.

 

The film is a Pathé, Film4, UK Film Council presentation with the participation of Canal+ and Cine Cinema in association with Goldcrest Film Production LLP of a DJ Films Production.

 

Fox will distribute the film in the UK on behalf of Pathé.

 

Release date: 6 January, 2012

Certificate and running time: TBC

 

For further information, please contact:

 

 

Jonathan Rutter / Phil Cairns

Tel: + 44 20 7292 8330

firstname.surname@premierpr.com



Principal Photography begins on THE IRON LADY starring MERYL STREEP -
08 February 2011
"The prospect of exploring the swathe cut through history by this remarkable woman is
a daunting and exciting challenge. I am trying
to approach the role with as much zeal, fervour
and attention to detail as the real Lady Thatcher possesses - I can only hope my stamina will begin to approach her own!"

MERYL STREEP


Pathé announces that principal photography has begun on THE IRON LADY. Written by award-winning writer Abi Morgan (Sex Traffic, Brick Lane, White Girl), directed by Phyllida Lloyd CBE (Mamma Mia) and produced by Damian Jones (The History Boys, Adulthood). The film will be executive produced by Francois Ivernel and Cameron McCracken for Pathé, by Tessa Ross for Film4 and by Adam Kulick for Goldcrest.

THE IRON LADY tells the compelling story of Margaret Thatcher, a woman who smashed through the barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male-dominated world. The story concerns power and the price that is paid for power, and is a surprising and intimate portrait of an extraordinary and complex woman.

The film stars Academy Award-winners Meryl Streep as Lady Thatcher and Jim Broadbent as Denis Thatcher. Their young selves are played by Alexandra Roach and Harry Lloyd. The rest of the cast of family and friends, politicians and advisers, is made up of the very best of British acting talent, including: Olivia Colman, Nicholas Farrell, Susan Brown, Roger Allam, Anthony Head, Julian Wadham, Pip Torrens, Nick Dunning, Richard E Grant, David Westhead, Angus Wright and John Sessions.

The fllm is a Pathé, Film4, UK Film Council presentaton with the partcipaton of Canal+ and Cine Cinema in associaton with Goldcrest Film Producton LLP of a DJ Films Producton.

Pathé will distribute the film in France; and Fox will distribute the film in the UK on behalf of Pathé.

Pathé Internatonal will handle Internatonal sales.

Shooting began on location in the UK on 31st January 2011

http://theironladymovie.co.uk/blog/


DANNY BOYLE’S 127 HOURS RECEIVES 6 OSCAR NOMINATIONS INCLUDING BEST PICTURE -
25 January 2011

127 HOURS stars Golden Globe winner James Franco (Milk) as Aron Ralston.  Boyle, the Academy Award® winning director of 2008’s Best Picture, Slumdog Millionaire is reunited with Academy Award® winning screenwriter Simon Beaufoy and Academy Award® winning producer Christian Colson.
 
 
REACTIONS FROM THE CAST AND FILMMAKERS
 
“It feels great to be nominated and it is such an honour to be in the company of my fellow nominees. I'm especially proud of Danny Boyle and the whole team behind 127 Hours for their recognition by the Academy. Danny is such a wonderful entertainer and collaborator and to see the film nominated for Best Picture, Score, Screenplay, Song and Editing is thrilling.” JAMES FRANCO
 
 
"To be nominated for an Academy Award is a highlight in any career and I am delighted for each of our individual nominees and incredibly proud of them all. But more important than individual kudos,  this haul of six nominations is a huge stamp of approval from the Academy for the film itself. The picture expands into wide release in North America this weekend  - and is rolled out internationally over the coming weeks  - and  these nominations will encourage audiences all over the world to go and see the film - and in particular James Franco's unmissable performance. This is an incredibly proud and happy day for all of us who worked on the film"  CHRISTIAN COLSON
“I’m very honoured and humbled to be recognized by the Academy with these nominations. Working with Danny Boyle is such a remarkable experience, and I’m so fortunate to have had the opportunity to collaborate with him again. I’m immensely grateful to Fox Searchlight for their efforts on this incredible film based on the courageous story of Aron Ralston.”  AR RAHMAN
"I'm absolutely delighted. No matter how many other nominations a film receives, there's nothing quite like an Academy Best Film nomination to make one proud. It's the gold stamp of approval. " SIMON BEAUFOY
 
“I’m thrilled at this recognition by the Academy. Danny Boyle and the team did a wonderful job, creating a truly compelling film." JOHN SMITHSON


DANNY BOYLE’S 127 HOURS RECEIVES 8 BAFTA NOMINATIONS -
18 January 2011
127 HOURS stars Golden Globe winner James Franco (Milk) as Aron Ralston.  Boyle, the Academy Award® winning director of 2008’s Best Picture, Slumdog Millionaire is reunited with Academy Award® winning screenwriter Simon Beaufoy and Academy Award® winning producer Christian Colson.

“The response of the public to the release of 127 Hours in Britain and Ireland has been really wonderful and we are delighted that BAFTA has now so generously recognised the work of some of the many people who made the film, and especially James Franco's extraordinary performance. Many thanks to all the members who acknowledged our film and James, and to BAFTA for their continued support for our work.” - DANNY BOYLE

"It is tremendously exciting to see 127 HOURS recognized by BAFTA - working with Danny, Christian, Simon and the entire crew, was one of the best experiences I have had making a film and I am flattered and humbled by this Best Actor nomination- especially among such an incredible group of talent.” - JAMES FRANCO

"It's wonderful to see 127 Hours being embraced by the British. A nomination from BAFTA means being honoured by many of the very best film makers in the world.  Honestly, there is no higher accolade. Thank you."  - SIMON BEAUFOY

"All of us involved in making the film are hugely proud of these nominations. These are great individual honours of course but more importantly they signify a stamp of approval for the film itself from the industry, which I hope will encourage those members of the public who have not yet seen the film, to do so."  - CHRISTIAN COLSON

127 HOURS is currently number three at the UK box-office in its second week of release and has already taken more than £4,000,000.


BIFA Nominations -
01 November 2010

Pathé has 2 films nominated at this year's British Independent Film Awards:

AFRICA UNITED - 1 Nomination

Directorial Debut - Debs Gardner Paterson

 

THE ILLUSIONIST - 1 Nomination

Best Technical Achievement (Animation)  - Sylvain Chomet
 



 
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